Being one of the easiest treks of Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. You can achieve this lavish green high altitude meadow by trekking on a simple trail of 8 kms. Perched on a rise of 3,048 mts above sea level, Dayara Bugyal is spread over a limitless region of 28 square kilometers and associates a few bordering mountains.
Dayara Bugyal is a perfect trek for long weekends and goes about as the ideal begin for amateurs. It might surprise you but skiing events have also been held at Dayara Bugyal during winters as this region receives heavy snowfall.
Arrival at Raithal, meet our representative, who will brief about the trek. Later we will start trek of 1 km to Upper Raithal. The well-marked trail begins from the terrace fields of the village and climbs up to the forest entry point. It is an ideal campsite to mark the beginning of the trek with unobstructed views of Mt. Shrikanth, Mt. Jaunli & Mt. Draupadi ka Danda.
Note: It takes another one and a half hour drive to reach Raithal from Uttarkashi.
Start off early in the morning post breakfast. Trail snack will be provided for the trek. 5 minutes into the trail and you’ll enter a beautiful forest rich in flora and fauna. 4kms gradually ascending route from Upper Raithal leads to shepherd huts at Ghuyin, a quaint little hamlet straight out of a fantasy world. After a short break at Ghuyin we’ll proceed towards Dayara Bugyal.
The trail becomes easy with less incline from Ghuyin to Dayara Bugyal. Couple of shepherd huts marks the beginning of Dayara Bugyal. If traveling during winters, this might be the perfect camping spot for you because the higher reaches of Dayara Bugyal will be covered with 2-3ft of snow. During remaining time of the year you can trek further to Dayara Bugyal and camp near a water source. This days trek goes through open land and dense forest at different places and finally ends up at the vast expanse of lush green meadow – Dayara Bugyal.
Wake up to enjoy the most beautiful day of this trek. Start off late if the weather is nice and walk further to map the lengths and breadths of Dayara Bugyal. Explore the virgin landscape, there will be plenty of photography opportunities for you because Dayara Bugyal looks different from every angle. Follow a steep climb towards right to reach Bakaria Top (3810mts), highest point in the nearby region. Bakaria Top is around 3kms from Dayara Bugyal. Watch the horizon from the top and trek back to Dayara Bugyal for hot lunch.
Make sure you get up early because sunrise is spectacularly beautiful at Dayara Bugyal. Bid goodbye to the imposing Himalayan range and trek back to Barsu via Barnala Tal. In just 3hrs time you’ll be able to reach Barsu Village. After reaching Barsu drive straight to Dehradun and thereon to Delhi.